Susanne K. Langer Circle

The continuing work of Langer

This page lists work which follows in the footsteps of Langer, continuing The Langerean Project rather than directly considering her ideas, and their context, in relative isolation. This work builds on the work of Langer.

Of Whitehead, Langer wrote, “The writings of the sage to whom this book is dedicated receive scant explicit mention… Sometimes a mere article or essay… can give one’s thinking a new slant or suddenly organize one’s scattered knowledge into a significant idea, yet be completely swallowed up in the theories it has influenced so that no specific reference can be made to it at any particular point of their exposition.” (PNK, xv) Something of the same tendency may be found to varying degrees in the works listed here.

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The continuing work of Langer

Gaikis, Lona. ‘Thinking with Susanne Langer: Sonar Entanglements with the Non-human’. Open Philosophy, 4, no. 1 (2021): 149-161. [here]

McLeod Rogers, Jaqueline. ‘Susanne Langer, Marshall McLuhan and Media Ecology: Feminist Principles in Humanist Projects’. Explorations in Media Ecology, 20, no. 2 (June 2021):  131–149. [here]

Salgado Gontijo, Clovis. ‘A pandemia e a manifestação do humano’. FAJE (May 2020) [here]

van der Tuin, Iris. ‘“‘Life’ is obviously not easy to define”: Viral Politics and Dynamic Patterning in Susanne K. Langer’s Philosophies of Art and Life’. The Posthuman Pandemic. Eds. Saul Newman and Tihomir Topuzovski. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2022. 43-59. [here]

van der Tuin, Iris, Nocek, A.J. ‘New Concepts for Materialism’. Philosophy Today, 64, no. 4 (Fall 2019): 815-822. [here]

van der Tuin, Iris, Verhoeff, Nanna. ‘Concepts for Mobile Architectures: Reflections on the Algorithmic Condition from a Creative Humanities Perspective’. Sessions on Territory: Urbanism Beyond Techno-Fix, ETH Zürich (Department of Architecture), Switzerland (March 2, 2020). [here]